Conklin Publishes in Two Professional Journals

Assistant Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience Sarah Conklin recently had two papers accepted for publication.

With her collaborators at the University of Pittsburgh Medical School and Graduate School of Public Health, she co-authored “Concurrent Physical Activity Modifies the Association Between Omega-3 Long-Chain Fatty Acids and Cardiometabolic Risk,” which reported that habitual physical activity may be necessary to unmask the salutary effects of omega 3 fatty acids on cardiometabolic risk and insulin resistance. It was accepted for publication in the Journal of Nutrition.

“Is the Association Between Depression and Blunted Cardiovascular Stress Reactions Mediated by Perceptions of Stress?” was accepted for publication by the International Journal of Psychophysiology. The paper reports data collected as part of the senior comprehensive project conducted at Allegheny by Ryan Brindle ’12, who is currently a doctoral student in the UK. Dr. Annie Ginty ’08 was also a co-author on the paper. The findings show that symptoms of depression are associated with reduced cardiovascular responses to a mental stressor and that the cardiovascular reactions may be task specific and mediated by perceptions of stress.